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FHU to Crown Homecoming Queen and King Saturday

Henderson, Tennessee - Nov 08, 2017

Freed-Hardeman University will crown its 2017 Homecoming Queen and King, Saturday, Nov. 11, at half-time of the women’s basketball game. Candidates for the honor, selected from the senior class, and attending royalty from the other classes were introduced to the student body last week.


Queen candidates include Megan Breece, Sutherland Shrader and Amelia Smith. Breece is an English major from Lyles, Tennessee; Shrader is a communication major with an emphasis in public relations from Columbia, Tennessee; and Smith is a child and family studies major from Lebanon, Tennessee.

Candidates for king are Ben Hogan, Ben Morris and Richard Turner. Hogan, from Athens, Alabama, is a Bible major; Morris, from Henderson, Tennessee, is an accounting major; and Turner, from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is a Bible major.

Twelve other students, representing the freshman, sophomore and junior classes, complete the Homecoming court. Freshman representatives are Tiley Elliott, a biology major from Madison, Georgia; Claire Morris, a kinesiology and psychology major from Jackson, Tennessee; Riley Qualls, a marketing major from Centerville, Tennessee; and Weston Stone, a Bible major from Columbia, Kentucky.

Selected from the sophomore class are Emily Arnold, a nursing major from Mount Juliet, Tennessee; Bailie White, an accounting major from Tupelo, Mississippi; Sam Boyd, a Bible and a law and politics major from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; and Daniel Scott, a finance major from Henderson, Tennessee.

Junior class representatives are Holly Oliver, a marketing major from Henderson, Tennessee; Tea’Aira Payne, a criminal justice major from Memphis, Tennessee; Matthew Johnson, a Bible, English and pre-engineering major from Henderson, Tennessee; and Michael Sweatt, a law and politics major from Montgomery, Alabama.

Other events planned for Homecoming weekend include a Friday evening talent show followed by a concert in the Commons, a Saturday morning 5K run benefitting Mid-South Youth Camp, a pancake breakfast and the Associates’ marketplace and barbecue lunch.

In addition to Homecoming activities, high school students are invited to campus Friday for Maroon and Gold Day and everyone is invited to the observation of Veterans’ Day Saturday morning. A performance by Mobility Brass Quintet, an ensemble within the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, and an address by Major General Paul Johnson (retired) will honor veterans. The program will begin at 10:15 a.m. in Heritage Commons on the FHU campus.

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